NEWBERRY — St. Philip’s Evangelical Lutheran Church honored the Rev. Terry Michael Amick on the 20th anniversary of his ordination and ministry to the congregation on Aug. 4.
The Rev. Hermon R. Yoos, Bishop of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, was guest preacher and assisted with the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Sen. Ronnie Cromer and Rep. Walt McLeod recognized Amick’s dedication and contributions to his church, community and state as they presented him with resolutions from their respective legislative bodies. The congregation also expressed their love and gratitude to Amick and his wife, Lorie, with a presentation of various gifts.
After the worship service concluded, the large assemblage of members and visitors gathered in the Family Life Center.
Amick is the son of Elizabeth Amick and the late John Ray Amick of the Cedar Grove community near Leesville. He is married to Lorie Long Amick and they are the parents of Jillian, a student at the Medical University of S.C. School of Pharmacy and an M.B.A. student at The Citadel; Nicholas, an Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force; and Zachary, a junior at Mid-Carolina High School.
Amick is active in the Mid-Carolina Ministerial Association, Newberry Interfaith Community Services and the Pomaria Ruritan Club. He graduated from Newberry College on May 7, 1989, and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in May 1993.
He was ordained July 11, 1993, at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Leesville and was formally installed as minister of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church on Aug. 29, 1993.